June 28, 2007


"Private dollars lead recovery efforts" goes the headline.

From the article:
Charities, foundations, and private individuals have promised at least $50 million toward renovating and building schools, libraries, and senior centers in New Orleans since the hurricane, much of it in middle-class communities such as Uptown and St. Roch.

In contrast, the US has spent or allotted some $4.6 billion on activities ranging from helicopter rescues, levee repairs, housing assistance, and Superdome restoration.
$50 million is about 1% of 4.6 billion... That's "leading"?

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